**Power**

A **power** is an expression that represents how many times a factor is multiplied by itself. A power is composed of a base and an exponent.

For example, {2^6} is a power. This numerical expression implies that the factor 2 will appear in repeated multiplication six times. Therefore, we can expand the power {2^6} as 2 \times 2 \times 2 \times 2 \times 2 \times 2.